Friday, 23 August 2013

Forever Friends!

Hello Blogging Buddies, gosh another weekend looms ahead, isn't life just flying by!!
I hope everyone is well, and hugs to those who are not too good.

I would like to thank everyone who has commented on my last card, you are all very kind, and not only about my creation but also for the supportive words regarding my visit with OH.  Just a little update there- I received the Dr. letter today, I requested they send me a copy before it goes to my employers, and I am very happy with what she has recommended, my employers won't be.  As usual for me after stressful meeting i fail to remember just what was said, but it is very clear that she listened to everything I had to say. She has even stated that my chronic condition is covered by the Disability  Equality Act, and mentions the legality of this by Employment Tribunal, all words that are music to my ears.
My next step is to talk to CAB to find out what happens if my employers are not in a position to change things and or, not willing to.  But the good thing is that I'm so stressed by it all, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm  being abandoned for the next week, Alistair is off on the Traditional Week Away With Ian, and this time it's a cycle around the Orkney's.  They're off tomorrow on the 7 o'clock train up to Thurso to then catch the ferry.  They pair of them really enjoy this time away, and no doubt planning will begin from next years hols.  At least he can go and not be worried about me now this letter has arrived, and I feel a piece of beautiful Orkney jewellery on it's way back.  I love Sheila Fleet's designs and I keep pointing them out to him, but they are too pricey really.
I've not made many plans for my week, but I'm thinking I might book the Gold Bus to Glasgow for the day.  The worlds' my oyster!!

My card today used one of my most favourite LOTV stamps;
Isn't this image so lovely, it reminds me of Damian, my son, when he was a wee boy and our little Cavalier King Charles spaniel called Tramp, who were inseparable and the best of friends.

Coloured with Promarkers
Prisma colour Pencils
Core'dination Card distressed
Papermania Wellington Papers distressed
Kraft card base
Marianne foliage die
MB Clouds
Buttons, twine and Star Dust to embellish
I could have coloured the wee dog better I think, but never mind I still like my finished look.
 That's my contribution to Blogland for today, I hope you all have a lovely weekend what every you have planned and the weather keeps good,

Hugs Kate x

I would like to enter my card into;   http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/its-all-about-boys.html


21 comments:

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a sweet image and I love the layout you've used, fab colours too. xx

Teresa said...

Gorgeous image Kate and perfectly matched colours and papers, love it. Have a great weekend, hugs Teresa xx

rachel said...

so glad you got your letter Kate and the recommendations were what you had hoped they would be. Love your card - fabulous image - I love this one too! Hope you have a fab week on your lonesome! Hugs rachel xx

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Kate. Great image and papers. Enjoy your week.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love these boys and your card is gorgeous. I am so pleased you have this letter as it sounds like your employer is completely in the wrong. Enjoy your week alone, lots of crafting no doubt. With my DT hat on thanks for playing at LLF

Rita said...

Hi Kate. I'm so pleased to hear your good news, things can only get better for you now and having that letter must make you feel so much better. Your card today is fantastic and your colouring is beautiful. Enjoy your me time Kate. Hugs Rita xxx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant boys card KAte. I love the image and fab design and colours.
Lorraine x

Alison Scott said...

Excellent news that you got your letter. Your employer will have to make changes now as the company doc has said you are covered by DDA. They have to make all reasonable adjustments to facilitate your return.
Hope the lads enjoy their week away, make sure you have a good time too. ;-)

May said...

Gorgeous card Kate, Adorable image...I'm am so happy for you about the letter things will get better for you in the future... Also Kate to answer your question about my new blog... I did not buy the book I was tempted but working full time & a very busy life.. I paid Karen to make a few changes for me...... Hugs May x x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Kate. I love that LOTV image, your colours and design are beautiful.
I am pleased that your Dr's letter clearly backs up your case and that you now feel a little less stressed about the situation.
Take care, hugs Sue xx

pam said...

brilliant news Kate, really good that the dr`s is backing you up.
this card is adorable, love that image, colour and design
take care pam

Sue said...

Kate I must apologise I think my blog has gone haywire because you totally disappeared off it! but your back now LOL and fab card hun huggles Sue xxxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card.
luv
Debby

Anet van Zyl said...

Ahh Kate, your card is beautiful and adorable. I just love love the cute image and the dies.

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
such a very great card. Love that image. I think your colouring in of the dog looks great. Wonderful design as usual.
Pity I live soooooooo far away otherwise we could have a girlie day out together.
In any rate enjoy what ever you have planned.
Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Christine Harrop said...

Lovely image and papers Kate. A really lovely card.
I like it when John goes away so that I can please myself what I do, but I'm always ready for him to return!! Love from Christine xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I used to have a scruffy terrier called Trampus when I was little. Think he was named after some cowboy (my Dad's idea not mine).
Thanks for bringing back some happy memories. x

Hazel said...


Kate, just love this image, and as usual your colouring is fantastic. Dont blame you using your bus pass and going for a day out in Glasgow, that's the good side of Alistair being away you can please yourself, I use to love when Charlie was working away just to be able to do that. Not that he stops me doing or going anywhere.

Make he most of your week it will fly by.

Hazel xxx

Sandy said...

Hey Kate! Your card is very sweet - I love that blue and brown together.
While the cats away the mouse will ------ Now just what are you gong to do Kate? Whatever it is, I hope you have lots of fun!
Sandy

SUE LEWIS-PAYNTER said...

Hi Kate
Lovely card, I seem to have been away forever, after moving to Wales I stood on a piece of glass ended up in hospital 3 operations 3
half weeks In hospital then home with great big holes in my foot from infection I have a nurse in daily to dress it been quite low through whole process but hopefully getting back to normal whatever normal is lol, Glad to hear your good news about drs letter tc Sue x

Kat W said...

This is lovely and your die cut embellies are perfect :-)
Thanks for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies this week
Hugs, Kat x